Stories Tagged 'Pashupatinath temple'
The country’s most revered shrine has Rs 1.2 billion in cash, 9kg gold, 316kg silver and 3,667 ropanis of land, a report says
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But recently, surrogate mourners are available, for bereaved families without offspring or for those who cannot commit themselves to the rituals—for a hefty fee. Even though the profession pays well, the job has its bouts of social rejection.
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Even after burning thousands of bodies, it hasn’t gotten any easier for 49-year-old Chandra Dhakal.
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Religious hymns blasted off from loudspeakers and reverberated around the Pashupati area as pilgrims celebrated Maha Shivaratri on Monday
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It is a cloudy Saturday evening and the skies are as grey as the chillum smoke lazily circling Madanlal Goswami Pandit and Bablu Goswami Pandit. The two sit side-by-side at the Ram Mandir in Pashupatinath, taking long, deep drags from a short stubby chillum that they clutch between their fingers.
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The Pashupatinath temple is being prepared for the Maha Shivaratri festival, which falls on Monday.
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